Crime

  Tennessee inmate accused of killing prison administrator during 5-day escape appears in court for preliminary hearing

He is now charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated burglary and aggravated sexual battery in connection to Johnson’s death.

  Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns of text message scam posing as your bank

  Prosecutor: Police kill man who shot wife after child calls 911 for help

Memphis couple charged with capital murder after baby dies at Southaven motel

  Reality TV dance teacher pleads guilty to HIV, sex charges involving teen student

Arkansas man found guilty in 2nd-degree murder of infant son

Police charge 2nd suspect in alleged carjacking setup

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West Memphis police respond to viral social media post criticizing encounter outside hotel

Police arrest suspect in Southaven traffic stop, shots fired incident

  Dozens of juveniles charged in connection with September riot at Fayette County youth facility

  2 shot, 1 dead at apartment building in the Medical District

Shelby County inmate walks off from work site, says Division of Corrections

  Judge dismisses family’s petition for new DNA testing in effort to exonerate man executed in 2006

88 pounds of drugs seized in Blytheville bust

Prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington says DHS agents confirmed the presence of controlled substances inside a suspicious shipping container in Memphis. Task force agents formulated plan to further the delivery of container.

1 injured in shooting near East Raines Rd.

Officers arrived on the scene around 5 a.m. where the victim was found with a gunshot wound.

Memphis police investigating shooting on Kimball Avenue

The shooting happened just down the street from the Cherokee Elementary School early Monday morning.

Restaurant raising money to return the body of man killed in hit-and-run home to Guatemala

Workers at Margaritas say Juan Bartolo was a young man chasing his dreams in the United States and sending money home to family in Guatemala. Bartolo worked at another restaurant in town, El Nopal, but had friends on staff at Margaritas.

Police searching for suspect after man shot, killed in South Memphis

Man injured in Frayser shooting

Suspects on the run after fleeing from police in stolen vehicle

SCSO warns of banking scam

Southaven Police searching for Ralph Lauren shoplifting suspects

Women charged as accessories to a murder that led to a retaliation killing

  Fired worker convicted of killing former colleague outside Collierville business

Termaine York, 22, was convicted of first-degree murder in what prosecutors called an ambush shooting. He was automatically sentenced to life in prison.

  Memphis police lieutenant indicted for the rape of a 15-year-old girl

Jeffrey Jones, 52, is accused of raping the teenage daughter of an acquaintance sometime between December 2018 and May 2019, according to the DAG’s office.

19-year-old arrested for reckless homicide in connection with deadly shooting in Munford

Nineteen-year-old Matthew Bogenschneider is charged with reckless homicide.

Memphis police arrest 3rd suspect in security officer impersonation investigation

According to Memphis Police Department, 39-year-old Adam Burt posed as a Metro Security officer when he and two others kicked in the door of a woman’s home Oct.17 and pointed guns at her.

MPD: 2 wanted for mailroom package theft

Police say they hauled off the packages to a car waiting outside.

Woman charged as suspect in shooting at Deluxe Inn, police say

Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument with the victim who was later confirmed to be her boyfriend.

  No charges filed in deadly Raleigh shooting

Investigators found that this incident stemmed from a domestic violence situation involving family members.

No criminal charges filed after shooting victim dies at hospital

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office has decided no criminal charges will be filed after a man was shot Wednesday morning and later died at the hospital.

Oxford man sentenced to 15 years for human trafficking

An Oxford man was sentenced to serve 15 years in federal prison on Thursday afternoon for sex trafficking of a minor in 2018.

  Former Covington car dealer arrested for third time

According to the Covington Leader, Marty McDivitt is facing two counts of filing a false sales tax return, which is a felony.

  Mid-South mayor accused of assaulting resident outside City Hall

Mayor Kelvin Buck claims the charge is frivolous.

  Mid-South businessman gets probation as part of plea deal in rape case

On Thursday, Mark Giannini entered an Alford plea, which means he pleaded guilty but maintained his innocence.

  Man shot dead in Munford, police say

A man was shot and killed in Munford early Thursday morning.

Police investigating shooting at laundromat

According to Memphis Police, a man was shot at a laundromat Thursday afternoon.

  MPD: Man wanted for lottery ticket theft at Mapco

Surveillance video shows when the clerk turned away, the man jump onto the counter and started grabbing the tickets.

1 injured, 1 detained in shooting on Lamar Ave.

Memphis police are on the scene of a shooting on Lamar Avenue where one man is reported to be in critical condition.

  Memphis police investigating deadly shooting in Raleigh

An early morning shooting in Raleigh has left one person dead and another in the hospital, according to Memphis Police Department.

Police searching for Starbucks robbery suspect

The newest Starbucks on Union Avenue was robbed Wednesday morning, according to police.

  Man shot, killed at apartment complex

A man was shot dead at an apartment complex Wednesday.

  Family attorneys release surveillance video of deadly shooting during alleged chainsaw theft

The attorneys for Lamorris Robinson’s family, the 33-year-old man who was slain last month and accused of stealing a chainsaw, has released new surveillance video surrounding his death.

30-year-old man charged for alleged kidnapping, trafficking of 2 teens

Darrell Hampton, 30, was arrested on Monday when police responded to a possible kidnapping at the Memphis Inn on American Way.

Man dies in hospital following shooting near Windsor Road, police say

There is no suspect information at this time.

Suspect sought after taking off in a car with a 2-year-old inside

The woman whose car was stolen left her 2-year-old grandson inside the running car while she went inside the store to pre-pay for gas.

  Woman arrested for husband’s murder after ‘domestic incident’ at DeSoto County home

Sheriff Bill Rasco says deputies were called to a home near Grazeland Road and Center Hill Road just before 8 a.m. They found a man in his mid-40s dead inside.

MPD: Man critically injured in Dollar Tree shooting

Police say, two men who were both armed with guns got into an argument in the store Tuesday night.

Police: Woman reports in-home stabbing, identifies son as suspect

A Memphis man is behind bars after police say he stabbed his mother multiple times in the head.

Man arrested in homicide, attempted first-degree murder investigation, police say

A previously convicted felon has been arrested in connection to two shootings -- one resulting in a first-degree murder investigation, according to an arrest affidavit.

  MPD: Child found unharmed after being taken in carjacking

Memphis police are investigating a carjacking after a suspect allegedly took a vehicle with a child inside Monday morning.

1 man dead, 1 injured following North Memphis shooting

One man is dead, another is injured after a shooting in North Memphis Sunday night.

Violent night in Memphis leaves 19-year-old mother dead, seven others injured

Memphis Police are investigating four separate shootings across the city of Memphis and so far, no arrests have been made.

  Police investigating shots fired on I-240

Memphis Police are investigating after a shooting at I-240 and Norris left one man hurt.

  1 dead, 4 injured in club shooting

One woman was killed and four others were injured after a shooting at a Memphis club.

  Two injured in East Memphis shooting

2 injured in East Memphis shooting

  One injured in downtown shooting

One injured in a shooting in downtown Memphis.

  MPD investigating nightclub shooting

2 injured in nightclub shooting.

  Teen injured in hit-and-run

A 16-year-old was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after being hit by a truck.

  1 injured in Parkway Village shooting

Memphis police say a man was shot in Parkway Village Saturday afternoon.

  Texas man identified as driver that caused fatal I-40 crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the man who caused Wednesday’s fatal crash on I-40.

MFD: Firefighter arrested, charged with DUI and possession

A Memphis firefighter is facing several charges after police say he was driving under the influence early Friday morning.

  Jury finds 20-year-old Memphis man guilty of murder in 2016 Zodiac Park shooting

Prosecutors say Marcus Malone killed Alana Tello and injured seven others in a shooting at Zodiac Park Nov. 1, 2016.

Mississippi man charged after body found in burning vehicle

Alcorn County deputies are investigating a shooting and body found in a burning vehicle after receiving reports on Wednesday afternoon.

Police: 2 arrested, charged for security officer impersonation

Memphis police have arrested and charged a man and woman for allegedly posing as security officers at an apartment complex in October.

Suspect wanted in Malco Studio robbery hits movie theater in Nashville

Nashville authorities are now searching for the man suspected in last month’s robbery of Malco Studio on the Square.

  Former Shelby County corrections officer arrested, accused of providing inmates with cellphones

A former Shelby County corrections officer is facing contraband charges for giving cellphones to inmates on two separate occasions.

  Tractor-trailer involved in I-40 crash that killed 2 TDOT contractors was stolen, truck company says

Penske tells WMC Action News 5 that the truck involved in the crash was rented by a commercial trucking company and that the customer reported it stolen to police.

  Memphis father indicted for reckless homicide for 8-year-old son’s 2017 death

Cordero Wilhite is accused of leaving his loaded gun out, which lead to the death of his 8-year-old.

Police: Suspects take thousands worth of products in Quick Stop burglary

Memphis police are in search of two men they believe burglarized the Quick Stop on Linden Avenue on Oct. 17.

18-year-old charged in alleged carjacking setup, police say

Memphis police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection to an alleged carjacking on Buntyn Street near Spottswood Avenue Oct. 22, according to Memphis Police.

  SCSO: Girlfriend charged as accessory in Shelby County inmate escape

Michelle Loomis, 41, was taken into custody on Wednesday after SCSO deputies did a follow up at her home in Memphis in search of Bridges.

  Captured Shelby County inmate to face new charges following escape

A Shelby County inmate is back behind bars after he escaped from the corrections department Tuesday afternoon.

  Whitehaven gas station robbed at gunpoint

Memphis Police looking for two men who robbed a Whitehaven gas station.

  Latest carjacking sheds light on problem

Memphis Police want to find the group that attacked drivers in back-to-back robberies.

Affidavit: Man hits MPD squad car while driving under the influence

A Memphis man is behind bars after police say he hit a squad car while driving under the influence.

  Escaped Shelby County inmate captured after stealing county vehicle from penal farm

Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have captured an escaped inmate who’s accused of running from the penal farm Tuesday afternoon in a county vehicle.

Memphis man charged with attempted murder

A a previously convicted 28-year-old man is facing a murder charge after police say he attempted to murder a man on Oct. 29 on Townes Avenue.

Police: Daughter reports father for physical assault

A Memphis man is behind bars for the alleged aggravated assault and neglect of a child after his daughter told the police she’d been physically assaulted.

  Tennessee woman charged with father’s death after police find bones at abandoned home

Prosecutors have charged a Tennessee woman with murder after an animal cruelty investigation uncovered human remains.

  Murder trial begins for suspect accused of killing teen at Zodiac Park

Testimony began Tuesday in the murder trial for Marcus Malone, accused of killing 16-year-old Alana Tello in 2016 at Zodiac Park.